The holidays are over (for most — Sammy's just started his!) and everyone's begrudgingly heading back to work and school. But don't worry: 2023 is set to be an incredibly busy year for PlayStation, with a release schedule that's sure to provide plenty of escapism. Let's start the year right with a cosy weekend of gaming!
Robert Ramsey, Deputy Editor
If you haven't noticed, the release schedule for January is mental, so I'm already knee-deep in playing games for review. I can't mention them by name just yet, but you can look forward to plenty of coverage over the coming weeks!
Stephen Tailby, Associate Editor
I'm sort of at a loose end. There's a part of me that's hankering to play a JRPG (which is not normally my style), so I'm tempted to start Persona 5 or even Dragon Quest XI S. Knowing I probably won't gel with those, though, I have plenty to fall back on — I'd like to finally find out why Norco is so highly regarded, for starters.
Aaron Bayne, Video Producer
Another week grinding out Death Stranding for me. I'm starting to struggle with it now that it is throwing me into more linear story levels, but when the game just lets you loose to carry out deliveries, it really is one of the most unique games out there.
Annette Magaña, Reviewer
Still gotta catch up with some backlog I have before the pile gets bigger, starting next week. So I am spending the weekend playing Sifu.
Scott McCrae, Reviewer
This weekend I'm playing some Viewtiful Joe while still plodding my way through Midnight Suns.
Simon Fitzgerald, Reviewer
It’s a new year and therefore it’s a new me, and that's why I’m going to actually be getting to work on clearing my backlog by playing Sonic Frontiers and Ghostwire: Tokyo. However, should I slip back into the me of yesteryear you may catch me on The Binding of Isaac: Repentance this weekend.
We've had our say in this rather varied edition, but what are you playing this weekend? As always, tell us all about your gaming plans in the comments section below.